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LAST_UPDATEWed, 22 Feb 2017 11am

Demonstrators Vow Face-Off Against North Dakota Pipeline

Pic: ReutersProtesters near the site of the Dakota Access pipeline are bracing for a stand-off with law enforcement as they face orders to evacuate a camp that has served as the base of their opposition to the multibillion-dollar project.

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Amnesty Says Trump's 'Poisonous' Rhetoric Makes World A Darker Place

Pic: ReutersPARIS: Amnesty International said on Wednesday U.S. President Donald Trump's "poisonous" rhetoric on his way to winning the White House led a global trend towards increasingly divisive politics in 2016 that had made the world a "darker" place.

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China Finishing South China Sea Buildings That Could House Missiles - U.S. Officials

Pic: ReutersWASHINGTON: China, in an early test of U.S. President Donald Trump, is nearly finished building almost two dozen structures on artificial islands in the South China Sea that appear designed to house long-range surface-to-air missiles, two U.S. officials told Reuters.

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Marine Le Pen Stirs Headscarf Controversy In Lebanon

France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has sparked controversy on the last day of her Lebanon visit, walking away from a meeting with the country's top Sunni Muslim religious leader after refusing to wear a headscarf.

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Elor Azaria Verdict: 'No Justice For Palestinians'

Nazareth - Human rights groups and Palestinian leaders have condemned what they called the "extremely lenient" punishment of Elor Azaria, the Israeli army medic who was filmed executing a severely wounded Palestinian in Hebron last year.

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Angelina Jolie Gets Emotional And Admits Brad Pitt Is A Wonderful Father In A New Interview

Angelina Jolie opened up about her split from Brad Pitt in a new interview, admitting that the actor is a 'wonderful' father to their six children.

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Vice-President Of Serbian Football Team Defends Racist Fans Who Reduced Opponent To Tears

The vice-president of a Serbian football team who pelted racist abuse at opponent Everton Luiz has said he should 'go back to Brazil and show your dark fingers to them'.

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Iraqi Forces Fighting Islamic State Set To Storm Airport, Clear Way To Western Mosul

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces closing in on the Islamic State-held western half of Mosul prepared on Tuesday to storm the airport and a nearby military base on its southern outskirts to create a bridgehead for a thrust into the city.

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Apple's iPhone 8 Will Have Revolutionary Depth Sensing Camera And Could Even Take 3D Selfies

The camera in the iPhone 7 Plus was deemed the ‘future of photography’ – but the technology set for the 10th-anniversary is said to be ‘revolutionary’.

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South Korea Ups Security For North Korean Diplomat Defector Thae Yong Ho

SEOUL: With the North Korean ruler's estranged half brother killed in an apparent assassination, attention is now on the safety of Thae Yong Ho, one of the remaining high-profile critics of Kim Jong Un.

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